WHO’S IN IT?
Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Emily Blunt (Sicario), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Rob Brydon (The Trip), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), Sheridan Smith (Quartet), Sope Dirisu (Humans), Sam Hazeldine (The Raven), Madeleine Worrall (Paddington), Conrad Khan (film debut), Niamh Walter (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (film debut), director; Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part 2), writers; Joe Roth (Maleficent), producer; James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games), composer; Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska), cinematographer; Conrad Buff (Titanic), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Years before the events of Snow White and the Huntsman, the heartbroken Ice Queen Freya (Blunt) raises an army of Huntsmen to take down her sister Ravenna (Theron), who had betrayed her with an unforgivable act. Among the trained Huntsmen are Eric (Hemsworth) and Sara (Chastain), who break Freya’s rules by falling in love and are banished as a result. However, their help is once more needed when Ravenna returns to cause more darkness to spread across the land…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Although the film is minus one Kristen Stewart – ejected from the role after, erm, certain allegations concerning her and the first film’s director Rupert Sanders – The Huntsman: Winter’s War looks to expand on the rich and wondrous fairy tale world previously established.